Tangier, Morocco (PortSEurope) November 30, 2018 – The French, Marseille-based CMA CGM Group has announced that CMA CGM Tangier has made its inaugural stopover in the Moroccan Atlantic port of Agadir. Rodolphe Saadé, Group CEO, participated in this event with Mr. Ahmed Hajji, Wali from Souss-Massa region and Governor of Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane prefecture.
CMA CGM Tangier, a 1,118 TEU vessel flying the Moroccan flag, becomes the second CMA CGM vessel registered in Morocco. It is deployed on the Morocco Shuttle line, connecting Tangier, Casablanca, Agadir and Algeciras.
By choosing to register a ship in Morocco and baptize it with the name of a city emblematic of the economic development of the Kingdom, CMA CGM confirms its roots in the country, where it has been present since 1983 and whose aim is to promote the maritime heritage and know-how.
In 2014, the CMA CGM Group set up an ambitious partnership with the Higher Institute for Maritime Studies (ISEM) of Casablanca. 26 Moroccan Merchant Navy cadets were trained in this framework, of which 20 are currently at sea on the Group’s ships. Two of them are posted aboard the CMA CGM Tangier. CMA CGM is also committed to the development of COMANAV, which joined the Group in 2007, and which it intends to support in particular the historical activities of ship acquisition and chartering.
Source: CMA CGM
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